Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

A Most Dangerous Journey: A WSJ Investigation

September 7, 2013

A Most Dangerous Journey: A WSJ Investigation

By Rachel Pannett

This account of a boat journey by a young couple from Myanmar offers a close-up look at a major issue facing the Asia-Pacific region today: the swelling tide of ships carrying refugees toward Australia. The trip is one of the longest, and most perilous, immigration journeys in the world. Yet the numbers keep rising, as more and more people from Asia’s poorest countries seek refuge in a nation many associate with freedom, wealth and a better life.

How to deal with the thousands of migrants on Asia’s seas will be a key dilemma for the next government in Australia, which heads to the polls on Saturday in a vote that will determine who leads the country.


RNDP အေထြေထြ အတြင္းေရးမႈးမွ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မြတ္ဆလင္ အခြင့္ အေရး ကာကြယ္ မည္ဟုေျပာ

March 16, 2013

RNDP အေထြေထြ အတြင္းေရးမႈးမွ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မြတ္ဆလင္ အခြင့္ အေရး ကာကြယ္ မည္ဟုေျပာ

ေက်ာ္စြာ၀င္း RB News 16.3.2013
ကင္ဘာရာ ။ ။ ၂၀၁၃ ခု မတ္လ ၁၅ – ၁၆ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ၾသစေတးလ်ႏုိင္ငံ ကင္ဘာရာၿမိဳ႕ Australia National University ၌ က်င္းပသည့္ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတြင္ ရခုိင္တုိင္းရင္းသား မ်ားတုိးတက္ေရး ပါတီ အေထြေထြ အတြင္းေရးမွဴး ဦးဦးေစာလွမွ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ မြတ္ဆလင္မ်ား အပါအ၀င္ မည္သူ႔ကိုမဆို ဖိႏွိပ္ေနျခင္းအား မိမိအေနျဖင့္မ ႀကိဳက္ေၾကာင္း၊ ထိုသို႔ဖိႏွိပ္မႈတို႔အား ဆန္႔က်င္သြား မည္ ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေျပာ ၾကား လိုက္ပါသည္။

To go or not to go

February 26, 2013

Source: To go or not to go CONTRADICTHEORY By DZOF ADZMI in StarOnline

Recently, a friend of mine posted an announcement on Facebook that she was leaving Malaysia. She was sick and tired of its failings as a country, and she saw no progress at all.

My initial reaction when reading this was sadness, followed by an urge to ask her to stay and help make this country better – forgetting that she has basically been trying to do that for the last few years in her own way.

Another part of me wanted to say “Never mind the idiots”, but I suspect she believes that it is the idiots who get the most press coverage, and evidence of their idiocy is prevalent 24/7.

But why should I try to stop her, if at the end of the day she believes that leaving the country is what’s needed to be better? I myself advocate going abroad to study or for work experience as it develops a more rounded view of the world with all its eccentricities and foibles.


Chest physiotherapy

January 25, 2013

Chest physiotherapy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chest physiotherapy (CPT) is the treatments generally performed by physiotherapists (in Canada) and respiratory therapists whereby breathing is improved by the indirect removal of mucus from the breathing passages of a patient. Other terms used in Australia include respiratory or cardiothoracic physiotherapy.


ျပင္းထန္စြာ ဒဏ္ရာရရွိခဲ့ၾကေသာ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ားအား ၾသစေၾတးလ်ႏိုင္ငံတြင္ ေဆးကုသႏိုင္ရန္ တာ၀န္ယူေဆာင္ရြက္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေၾကညာခ်က္ Announcement of Burmese Muslim Youths to help treatment in Australia for the burnt Buddhist Monks

December 14, 2012

The announcement of Burmese Muslim Youths For Human Rights and Justice to be responsible for the severely injured Sanghadaws or Buddhist monks in getting medical access in Australia

Date: December 14, 2012

Ref: 6/2012On November 29, 2012, the Buddhist monks and innocent Myanmar people were brutally crushed down by pre-tyrant army authorities in the peaceful protest of cancelling or postponing the Latpadaung Taung project. As a result of using potential chemical fire bombs, several Buddhist monks and innocent Myanmar people were severely injured and some of the injured monks are considered in critical conditions. The hospitals of Myanmar still lack of advanced medical technology and capabilities which can cure these critically injured monks. Therefore, we, Burmese Muslim Youths For Human Rights and Justice, like to humbly announce that we consider to be responsible for the injured monks and people by inviting them to Australia as earliest as possible.


U Tin Htut was our Luyechun Camp Chief or Commander for many times

December 1, 2012

U Tin Htut

U Tin Htut was our Luyechun Camp Chief or Commander for many times. He was seen smiling, quiet and always busy.

Dr.Myint Cho wrote: U Tin Tut was elected as a NLD MP in 1990 and subsequently imprisoned for 7 years due to his political conscience. Since 1997 (?), he has been living in Sydney with his family. Since I came to Australia in mid 1998, we have been close political friends and working together for a democratic Burma. He is a dedicated gentleman.


“Animism” ဆိုတာ ဘာမွန္း မသိ..သူတပါး ကိုးကြယ္ ယံုၾကည္မႈ ကို ေစာ္ကားခ်င္တာနဲ႕ ရမ္းသံုး..။ ဘာသာျပန္ ရမ္းျပန္ေတာ့ တိရိစာၦန္ဝါဒတဲ့..။

October 6, 2012

Animism” ဆိုတာ ဘာမွန္း မသိ..၊ ဘာသေဘာလဲဆိုတာ နားမလည္..၊ ဆိုင္လား မဆိုင္လား မသိ..၊ သူတပါး ကိုးကြယ္ ယံုၾကည္မႈ ကို ေစာ္ကားခ်င္တာနဲ႕ ရမ္းသံုး..။ ဘာသာျပန္ ရမ္းျပန္ေတာ့ တိရိစာၦန္ဝါဒတဲ့..။

အျပစ္ တင္ခ်င္တဲ့ ဘာသာ နဲ႕ “Animism” နဲ႕ “ျပဒါးတလမ္း၊ သံတလမ္း” လားလားမွ မဆိုင္ဆိုတာလဲ မသိ..။

ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ဘဂၤလားေဒ႔ရွ္သံ႐ံုးေရွ႕တြင္ သံဃာေတာ္မ်ား ဆႏၵထုတ္ေဖာ္စဥ္ ကိုင္ေဆာင္ထားသည့္ ပိုစတာ

ကိုယ္ ကိုယ္စားျပဳတဲ့ ဘာသာ ရဲ႕ အခြဲေတြ နဲ႕ သေဘာ၊ လုပ္နည္း၊ လုပ္ဟန္၊ ဓေလ့ ထံုတမ္း တခ်ိဳ႕ မွာ “Animism” သေဘာ ပါတယ္ ဆိုတာလည္း ဘာသာ ကိုယ္စားျပဳတဲ့ ပုဂၢိဳလ္ေတြ လို႕ ခံယူထားေပမယ့္ နားမလည္..။


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s International Awards, Honors & Appointments

October 20, 2011





1 Honorary Fellow St Hugh’s College (Oxford, UK) 1990
2 Thorolf Rafto – Human Rights Norway 1990
3 Sakharov (Freedom of Thought) European Parliament 1991
4 Nobel Peace Oslo, Norway 1991
5 Honorary Member International PEN (Norwegian Center) 1991
6 Humanities Human Rights Award USA 1991
7 (more…)

Ultranationalist or Xenophobiac Burmans in history

July 23, 2011

Source: Burma in Limbo, Part 2 in New Mandala, New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia

Comment by Moe Aung // Sep 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

….Race riots are the stuff of uneducated gullible people who follow populist leaders and demagogues all over the world.  Indeed race and religion are the refuge of scoundrels. The military dictatorship in Burma has found this very expedient whenever they get into difficulties.


Is Malaysia even fit to receive assylum seekers?

May 11, 2011
Asylum Seekers (film)

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SHARED from MKini’s letter,”Is Malaysia even fit to receive assylum seekers?” by Vizla Kumaresan, a Clinical Psychologist and a mental health services coordinator for Health Equity Initiatives

Health Equity Initiatives (HEI) is concerned about the latest agreement between Malaysia and Australia to send back 800 asylum seekers who will enter Australia by boat to Malaysia, in return for Australia resettling 4,000 additional refugees from Malaysia over the next four years.